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Robert Kravitz

Robert Kravitz

Writer

Robert Kravitz is a former building service contractor and has been a writer for the professional cleaning industry for more than 20 years. He can be reached at [email protected].


Articles by Robert Kravitz

This pH level, however, is strong enough to kill or eliminate many forms of bacteria and viruses.  Further, it is safe enough that it won't harm the user, building inhabitants, or the environment.
June 26, 2022 Robert Kravitz

Should We Use a Flavor Enhancer to Clean?

Health and Safety

It is believed the use of citric acid as an antifungal or antibacterial began thousands of years ago, long before the use of bleach was used for the same purposes.

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Respiratory droplet, pathogen
February 4, 2022 Robert Kravitz

The Life of a Respiratory Droplet

Health and Safety

With a better understanding of respiratory droplets, cleaning professionals can help minimize contact with disease-causing droplets and keep building users healthy.

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construction cleaning
April 16, 2021 Robert Kravitz

Construction Cleaning: The New Cha-Ching

Business and Management

Post-construction cleanup offers a potentially lucrative add-on service for BSCs looking for new revenue streams.

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mopping
January 6, 2021 Robert Kravitz

Don’t Forget to Clean Your Mops

Infection Control

Contaminants collected on mops in one facility can spread to another facility or different areas making mop care ever more important.

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Antimibrobials
December 10, 2020 Robert Kravitz

A Closer Look at Long-Lasting Antimicrobials and Electrostatic Sprayers

Technology and Trends

Organizations worldwide have developed antimicrobial disinfectants that they claim, when misted onto surfaces using an electrostatic sprayer, can inactivate viruses such as the novel coronavirus for as long as 90 days.

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virus, surfaces, viruses, germs
October 14, 2020 Robert Kravitz

How Long Do COVID-19 Pathogens Live on Surfaces?

Infection Control

Researchers continue to study how long the SARS-CoV-2 virus can live on surfaces. As different surfaces and study conditions have lead to various results, the cleaning industry needs to continue its diligent cleaning and disinfection, keeping in mind disinfectant levels that are safe for building occupants.

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restroom design
July 27, 2020 Robert Kravitz

Rethinking Restroom Design

Restrooms

In the post COVID-19 restroom, keeping a six-foot distance between restroom patrons is ideal. With that in mind, here are some design changes cleaning professionals should expect to see.

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Fulfillment Center
May 18, 2020 Robert Kravitz

Exploring a New but Dusty Add-On Service

Technology and Trends

Some cleaning professionals now service fulfillment centers—large warehouses where workers pack, ship, and ultimately fulfill customer orders. Based on recent developments, these cleaners may be onto something big.

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Lactation Rooms: New Policies Coming to an Airport Near You
April 23, 2019 Robert Kravitz

Lactation Rooms: New Policies Coming to an Airport Near You

Health and Safety

A new law requires all large- and medium-sized airports in the United States to provide a private, hygienic space in each terminal for nursing or pumping mothers.

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The After-Party for Carpets
December 22, 2015 Robert Kravitz

The After-Party for Carpets

Carpet

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Using Water Wisely
June 10, 2015 Robert Kravitz

Using Water Wisely

Health and Safety

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A Process for Cleaning Restrooms
May 3, 2015 Robert Kravitz

A Process for Cleaning Restrooms

Restrooms

Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® (PC4HS) is designed to combine the best of zone cleaning with Team Cleaning®, or as it is sometimes called, group cleaning. With this approach, cleaning workers work as a team, but each worker has specific duties: trash collection, vacuuming, restrooms, etc.

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